The inaugural Baptcare Cycle for Hope kicked off in Bendigo on Friday, 16th November. Led by Baptcare’s Chief Executive, Graham Dangerfield, the team of riders challenged themselves to riding 150 kilometres as they seek to raise money and awareness of Baptcare’s work with the vulnerable communities.
Baptcare works with children and families, older people, people with disabilities and people seeking asylum; many of whom are impacted by poverty and homelessness in Victoria and Tasmania.
“I hope to make a difference to a family or a child by giving them a chance to do something that we take for granted every day, like buying new shoes for school, going on a family holiday or taking swim lessons,” Mr Dangerfield said.
“Many of our clients face extreme poverty and hardship daily and I hope to use my passion for cycling to raise awareness on this issue.”
Cycle for Hope strives to bring to life the essence that no-one travels their journey alone. Together, the team of riders pedalled their way through some of the most beautiful country roads in Victoria and raised $25,000. Congratulations and thank you for giving hope to people in need.